German Apple Cake

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”55 min” serves=”12-16″ details=”” ] [ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””] [ingredients-left] 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”55 min” serves=”12-16″ details=”” ]

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  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

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[ingredients-right]

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

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Frosting
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar

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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture and mix well. Fold in apples and nuts. Pour into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Bake at 350°F for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter. Add confectioners’ sugar, beating until smooth. Spread over cake. Refrigerate leftovers. [/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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